Eurogamer reports that the NGP is backward compatible with existing PSP games of downloadable variety only. The site says that it has seen Resistance: Retribution demonstrated on the device, and that all PSP games run through a software emulator that will let you turn up-scaling on or off ratio to suit your preference games also capable of NGPs dual analog sticks. It also promises the cross-device playability.
This week the Inside Xbox episode shows us how it will work with Forza 4, and the Kinect enabled head-tracking appears to run fairly smoothly compared to others we have seen. There is now word on the other titles planning to use of this new features, but will find out more while on the E3 next week. Dont forget to look at the video
Sonys Chief Financial Officer stated recently that the upcoming NGP device wont be as investment heavy as previous platforms. Sony wont pour cash onto developing new semiconductors just for its new device, and will opt to build NGP hardware with available components. This can be good competent with the Nintendo 3DS, but it is all quiet on the pricing front at a Sony HQ.
Gearbox Software released a Duke Nukem Forever trailer, they are skeptical about the promised May release date, since DNF has a long gamings answer to Chinese Democracy, and sure enough it got bumped to June 10 (International Release) and June 14 (North America Release). But now the game has gone gold, means real life physical copies, rather than just one gamings longest running vaporware jokes. For more details read the Press Release
Splitfish is now bringing its flagship PC and PS3 mouse controller to the Xbox, albeit packing on odd wireless caveat. It needs a wired Xbox360 gamepad to act as an intermediately between itself and the console. The wired controller plugs into the Sharks wireless USB; the macro-equipped fragchuck and mouse themselves are completely untethered. It will be coming in late August, for more details read the press release
The PSP Remaster series for PlayStation 3 will be porting select portable game titles to the PS3 in high definition Blu-Ray flavor and some with new add-on content plus stereoscopic 3D support. Gamers will also be able to share game save data between the two platforms. Sony and Studios want to charge for what are essentially the same games you already own. The fist PSP Remaster title announced is Monster Hunter Portable 3D. For more details read the press release and dont forget to look at the video
Hyperkins remote for PS3 helps you to get back into action with its hybrid remote/ controller / chatpad. It features a slide out remote panel, QWERTY keypad, and two analog nubs with near complete set of gaming controls. No sign of rear triggers, and Bluetooth connectivity. It comes with wireless USB receiver and rechargeable battery. The DualShock3 should have much to worry about, when the remote is officially showcased. No words on pricing and availability yet. For more details read the press release
The MP3 Car has a pretty slick and affordable solution to the problem of fumbling with your iPhone when you focusing on road. Mimics is an in-car solution that transmits the contents of your device to the touchscreen display of your vehicles dash, lets you to listen music, use GPS, take calls, and check email without having direct deal with your phone. It is now available for pre-order $630 for full version and $530 for who have double DIN sized ratio openings in their cars, $205 for hobbyists who wants to put the thing together. Dont forget to look at the video.
We just told you about the Welcome Back package from Sony, now our first indication of when the PlayStation Store will finally return to PS3 and PSP users. According to memo reportedly sent by Sony to its publishing partners and obtained by Gamasutra, the store is set to return on May 24th. They bring it with a backlog of new games and other content that should be released by now, those will be released in stages over the following weeks.
It may have been long ago that eclipsed by the DSi and 3DS, but the svelte portable system is still being made. The bootleg picked up a 1UP editor though he was getting the real deal from eBay. The thing arrived in a corrugated cordboard box with pixelated text, it is clear that he had been KIRFed hardcore. The portable has some minor cosmetic flaws, discoloration, a pockmarked surface, and uneven rubber pads. It plays DS and GBA games, including fittingly, pirated titles. The Police have called in him for questioning.
GameCube Fusion is a hand-built portable, plays titles from SD card through both WiiKey and Gecko, offers full controls on board plus an external controller port, all kept cool by laptop sourced fan that sounds powerful to make the thing hover, F-Zero-style. It is smaller than 2009s NCube, but omitting the battery pack is the thing, means you cant travel with it. It is revealed in the 12 minutes video, dont forget to check the video.
The system this week reintroduced to the world as Apple-esque iSec (Sports Entertainment Center), highlighting centric approach to gaming, with martial arts, skateboarding, and good-old fashioned monster fighting titles having already been demoed. The console will also support wireless controllers of some sort, for those sick of all pesky exercise. The iSec is set to hit China at some point in the second half of this year, though the company has no international sales plan at least until they move million units domestically. The iSec is not having any official competition, since Wii, Xbox, and PS3 are not legally available in China.